Friday, September 11


We recommend keeping this page open throughout the day for direct links to all sessions. Event links will be made accessible the day before CNLC. Attendees can view all session materials here:

2020 Virtual CNLC Agenda

8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Join and Login to CNLC Opening Session

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Welcome and Introduction at 9am: Jane Marie Agnew, Chapters and Networks Manager, and Catherine Flores, Chapters and Networks Coordinator

Welcome from Chuck Harris, Executive Director

10–10:05 a.m. Break

10:05 – 10:55 a.m. Breakout Session #1: Events

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Learn about the future of in-person events, hosting virtual events, partnership events with UT, and the three archetypes of our alumni: Loyal Longhorn, Committed Connector, and the Distinguished Disengaged.

10:55 – 11 a.m. Break

11 – 11:55 a.m. Breakout Session #2: Technology

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In this session, you will receive an overview of the online resources available to your chapter/network and their functions. You will also learn how to create events with our event creation tool on the Texas Exes website in addition to Eventbrite, how to review event registration, new chapter portal page to submit documentation and submit requests, and how to update your webpage. Our chapters and networks connect thousands of alumni around the world and our available technology resources make an impact!   

11:55 a.m. – 12 p.m. Break

12 – 1 p.m. Keynote Session, Presented by Professor Richard Reddick

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Discussion on race as it impacts campus, chapters, networks, and alumni engagement

1 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break     

1:45 – 2:35 p.m. Breakout Session #3: Meet Your CAB or NAB Member

This session is dedicated to meeting with your Chapter or Network Advisory Board Member. Join the breakout room in which your chapter or network name is listed.


1:45 – 2:35 p.m.
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1:45 – 2:35 p.m.
Join the breakout room for your assigned CAB member and chapter:

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Baton Rouge Chapter
Birmingham Chapter
Cincinnati Chapter
Columbus Ohio Chapter
Corpus Christi Chapter
Kansas City Chapter
Mississippi Chapter
Montgomery County Chapter
Nebraska Chapter
North Alabama Chapter
NW Arkansas Chapter
Oklahoma City OK Chapter
Texarkana Chapter
Tulsa Chapter

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Austin County Chapter
Bell County Chapter
Caldwell County Chapter
Charleston Chapter
Katy Chapter
Kerr County Chapter
Laredo Chapter
Los Angeles Chapter
Midland Chapter
Orange County, CA Chapter
Portland Chapter
Research Triangle Chapter 
San Diego Chapter
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Victoria Chapter

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Arlington Chapter
Bee County Chapter
Brazos Valley Chapter
Chicago Chapter
Dallas Chapter
Denton County Chapter
Fort Worth Chapter
Lake Ray Hubbard Chapter
San Angelo Chapter
Tyler-Smith County Chapter
Waco Chapter
Washington County Chapter
Washington DC Chapter
Young County Chapter

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Atlanta Chapter
Augusta GA Chapter
Baytown Chapter
Charlotte Chapter
Clovis Chapter
Cuero Chapter
Fort Meyers-Naples FL Chapter
Gregg County Chapter
Lafayette, LA Chapter
Louisville Chapter
Pensacola Chapter
South Florida Chapter
Southeast Texas Chapter
Tampa Bay Chapter

Keith McPhail: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

All International Chapter participants including: Argentina, Italy, Japan, Panama, Prague, Scotland, and United Kingdom 
Abilene Chapter
Amarillo Chapter
Bastrop County Chapter
Bay Area Chapter (TX) 
Boston Chapter
Lavaca County Chapter
Madison Chapter
Michigan Chapter
Nashville Chapter
New Jersey Chapter
New Orleans Chapter
Philadelphia Chapter
Sacramento Chapter
Shelby County Chapter

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Alaska Chapter
Brazoria County Chapter
Calhoun County Chapter
Comal County Chapter
Fayette County Chapter
Fredericksburg Chapter
Harrison County Chapter
Hopkins County Chapter
Johnson County Chapter
Limestone-Freestone Chapter
Longhorn Village Chapter
Lubbock Chapter
Lufkin Chapter

Brock Niezgoda: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Austin Chapter
Brownsville Chapter
Del Rio Chapter
Hidalgo-Starr Chapter
Highland Lakes Chapter
Houston Chapter
Huntsville Chapter
New York Chapter
Paris Chapter
San Antonio Chapter
Southeast Virginia Chapter
Western Pennsylvania Chapter

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Colorado Springs Chapter
El Paso Chapter
Guadalupe County Chapter
Henderson County Chapter
Indianapolis Chapter
Las Vegas Chapter
Orange County TX Chapter
Orlando Chapter
Phoenix Chapter
Puget Sound Chapter
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Salt Lake City Chapter
Santa Fe Chapter
St. Louis Chapter

2:35 – 2:40 p.m. Break

2:40 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #4: Fundraising

Whether it’s through a scholarship dinner, golf tournament, happy hour, or profit share, chapters and networks raise friends, raise fun, and raise funds. In this session, learn how to create a fundraising strategy, submit donor credits, participate in 40 Hours for the Forty Acres campus fundraising, and more.

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3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break (extended)

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session #5: HookedIn

Presented by Patricia Shampton, Director of Alumni Relations, Texas Exes

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Learn about UT’s official student and alumni networking platform launched by Texas Exes in May 2020.

4:15 – 4:20 p.m. Break

4:20 – 5:10 p.m. Breakout Session #6: Social Media and Web Presence

Presented by Texas Exes Communication and Marketing Staff

Participants can choose which session to attend based on your experience with social media:

Social Media 101 

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Participants should join this session if they are new to social media for the chapter or network, or have social media set up for the chapter or network, but do not incorporate event promotion or have regular engagement.


Taking Social Media to the Next Level 

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Participants should join this session if their chapter or network actively uses social media to promote events, has already created social media campaigns, uses their own images, and are looking to come up with additional content and campaign ideas.

5:10 – 5:15 p.m. Break

5:15 – 6 p.m. Closing Conference Recap

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Close out CNLC with us! Featuring Rachel Osterloh, Advocacy Manager, and Robert Estrada, Texas Exes Association Board President

Virtual Happy Hour and Trivia Game to follow

Close out CNLC with us! Featuring Rachel Osterloh, Advocacy Manager, and Robert Estrada, Texas Exes Association Board President

How to Participate in Trivia 

  1. Join via any web-browser, no apps needed. Link will be shared day of. 
  2. First 100 participants can compete for a high score. Everyone else can play along via the Teams meeting if space is limited. 
  3. Format is 25 seconds per question; multiple-choice; players get points for a correct answer no matter when the answer is submitted. 
  4. Please do not search for the answers online. We are using the honor system. 

How to Join and Participate

  1. The day of CNLC, visit this page to join the live event.
  2. Plan to join 15 minutes in advance to allow for troubleshooting if necessary.
    1. For Day of Troubleshooting email: to reach our IT staff on standby for CNLC. 
  3. Create a Free Teams Account here for the best experience.  Include your chapter or network name in your Full Name. (Example: Jane Marie Agnew- Austin Chapter). 
  4. Download the Microsoft Teams app for a more robust live event experience. It's free! Just select "Download the Windows app."
  5. Sign into your Microsoft account or select “Join anonymously.”
  6. If the live event hasn’t started, you’ll see the message “The live event has not yet started.”


Don't forget to submit your questions throughout the presentation. All you have to do is:

  1. Select Question & Answer on the right side of the screen.
  2. Type your question in the box and then select Send. If you want to ask your questions anonymously, select Ask anonymously.